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Red Cross urges Davidson Co. residents to donate blood

DAVIDSON CO., N.C. -- American Red Cross officials are urging Davidson County residents to donate blood in what is being called a "national emergency."

The Lexington Dispatch reported that the Red Cross is about 50,000 donations short of where supplies should be nationwide.

"This is worse than anything we have seen in quite some time," said Kara Lusk Dudley, communications manager for the Carolinas Blood Services region, according to the Dispatch. "This is a nationwide emergency shortage. It's affecting the entire country."

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Fantastic Fourth of July Festival

July 4, 2012:  Fantastic Fourth of July Festival
6pm-9:30pm, Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road, Lexington

Sponsored by the City of Lexington.  Music, rides, inflatables and amusements for children and kids of all ages.  A great FREE family event.  Between 9 & 9:30 fireworks will begin!  For more information call
336-248-3960 or visit www.LexingtonNC.net.

Roy’s Folks: Snuffy Thresher

One of Roy’s Folks operates a steam-powered machine.

The Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion runs through July 4 at the Denton Farm Park in Davidson County.  It will conclude with a fireworks display.

Thomasville man accused of raping child

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville man has been arrested under accusations that he sexually assaulted a child. 

Anthony Ray Little, 31, of Brenda Drive, has been charged with one count each of first-degree rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child.

According to a news release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was arrested Monday as part of an investigation that began May 14.  The alleged assault occurred between Feb. 1 and March 31. 

Little was jailed in Davidson County under a $250,000 secured bond.  He has an initial court date slated for July 31. 

No other details were provided. 

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One killed in head-on collision near Denton

DENTON, N.C. — One person died Monday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 109 South near Denton.

Around 11:15 a.m., troopers responded to an accident involving a four-door sedan and an SUV.

Maj. Larry James with Davidson County Emergency Services said a man in his 40s, who was a passenger in the sedan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV was taken to Thomasville Medical Center with critical injuries.

The two passengers inside the SUV, who were both conscious, were also taken to the hospital.

No other information about the victims has been released.

Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Both lanes of N.C. 109 remain closed while crews clean up debris.

No other information was provided.

The Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion

DENTON, N.C. — Few people are excited to be out in the excessive heat. But dozens of people helped to kick off an annual Fourth of July event, The Southeast Old Thresher’s Reunion.

Deputies: Lexington man stole from father’s home

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A man was arrested after deputies said he broke into his father’s home, stole items and sold them to a pawn shop recently in Lexington.

Andrew Scott Lawson, 27, of Lexington, allegedly took the possessions from a home in the 3000 block of N NC Hwy 150. Deputies said the crime was reported Wednesday.

Lawson is charged with felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, and felony obtain property by false pretense.

He was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $7,500 secured bond and has court planned for July 17 in Lexington.

The suspect’s listed address is not the same as his father’s. Other details were not released.